Prevent Stroke: Non-Invasive Ways to Help

Each year in the United States, 785,000 people suffer a stroke.  Furthermore, it is the fourth leading cause of death and its consequences are among the top causes of disability in the U.S.  The good news is that there are preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk of stroke, and most of them are simple lifestyle modifications.

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More Reasons to Get a (Vitamin) D in Nutrition

A few months ago we talked about how Vitamin D affects our health in so many ways—and how the many problems a D deficiency can cause or exacerbate. And the list goes on… Researchers from Salvador, Brazil found that “Vitamin D deficiency is associated with risk for a first cardiovascular event in the general population.” [...]

Pregnant? Broccoli and eggs could make your baby healthier

That’s according to a new study done at Cornell University. Researchers there found that “increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could decrease their children’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.” Choline is chemically kind of like a B-Vitamin but isn’t one officially. Our bodies make small amounts of choline, but in order to have enough, most people need to get some in your diet. Choline is found in meats and seafood (especially the livers), broccoli, eggs, cauliflower, soy, flax seed, pistachios, and chocolate (even chocolate cake).

Childhood Obesity

Dear Mr. Dad: Our kids are within the normal weight range for their age and height, but I’m the first to admit their eating habits are awful. I don’t want them to end up joining the epidemic of obesity. Should I be concerned? What should we do to be sure they avoid becoming overweight?

A: It’s great that you are asking this question now, before a problem develops. Reversing bad habits is always much more difficult than avoiding them in the first place. Childhood obesity is a serious issue that can lead to real health problems, including quite a few that used to be considered adults-only, like diabetes, liver disease, and hypertension.
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